The Science of Static Electricity

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Add some spark to your physical science instruction with this short video on static electricity. Taking a look at the fundamental structure of atoms, this fun film explains how rubbing objects together can cause electrons to move from one place to another, eventually leading to a static discharge that restores the neutral charge equilibrium.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show this video as an engagement activity during a lesson on static electricity
  • Create a note-taking guide for the class to complete as they watch the video
  • Flip your science classroom by assigning this video and short assessment as a homework exercise
Pros

  • Video engages viewers with fun animations that support the information being presented
  • Included with the video is a brief assessment with five multiple choice and three free-response questions
  • TEd-Ed allows teachers to design their own lessons based on the instructional videos
Cons

  • None